Dr Laura Ward

  • Research Assistant (Mental Health & Wellbeing)

Biography

I am a part-time researcher working with Dr Debbie Kinnear and the Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory (SLDO). My current project investigates the determinants of poor oral health of people with learning disabilities using data linkage. We have linked NHS GG&C data from dentists, GPs and pharmacists to examine dental extractions and restoration experienced in relation to anticholingeric burden and sugar-containing liquid medicines, and comorbidities (coronary heart disease, coronary pulmonary obstructive disease, type 2 diabetes).

I previously completed my PhD at Glasgow Caledonian University (2013 - 2016) researching the impact healthy ageing has on the visual brain (functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy and psychophysics). I obtained a distinction in the MSc Research Methods in Psychological Science at the University of Glasgow (2010 - 2011). I did my undergraduate degree (2.1) at the University of Edinburgh in Biological Sciences - Psychology (2005 - 2009). My experiences in academia are broad but always focused on applied health research.


Research interests

Applied health, Intellectual Disabilities, Oral Health, Data Linkage, Public Health, Ageing


Publications

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Number of items: 16.

2019

Kinnear, D. , Allan, L., Morrison, J. , Finlayson, J., Sherriff, A. , Macpherson, L. , Henderson, A. , Ward, L. , Muir, M. and Cooper, S.A. (2019) Prevalence of and factors associated with edentulousness (no natural teeth) in adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 63(12), pp. 1475-1481. (doi: 10.1111/jir.12628) (PMID:31062460)

Ward, L. M. , Cooper, S.-A. , Hughes-Mccormack, L., Macpherson, L. and Kinnear, D. (2019) Oral health of adults with intellectual disabilities: A systematic review. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 63(11), pp. 1359-1378. (doi: 10.1111/jir.12632) (PMID:31119825)

Rossit, S. et al. (2019) Efficacy of home-based visuomotor feedback training in stroke patients with chronic hemispatial neglect. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 29(2), pp. 251-272. (doi: 10.1080/09602011.2016.1273119) (PMID:28116988)

2018

Aitchison, R., Ward, L. , Kennedy, G., Shu, X., Mansfield, D. C. and Shahani, U. (2018) Measuring visual cortical oxygenation in diabetes using functional near-infrared spectroscopy. Acta Diabetologica, 55(11), pp. 1181-1189. (doi: 10.1007/s00592-018-1200-5) (PMID:30083981) (PMCID:PMC6182359)

Ward, L. M. , Aitchison, R. T., Hill, G., Imrie, J., Simmers, A., Morison, G., Mansfield, D., Kennedy, G. J. and Shahani, U. (2018) Effects of glaucoma and snoring on cerebral oxygenation in the visual cortex: a study using functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS). International Journal of Ophthalmology and Vision Research, 2(2), 017-025.

Ward, L. M. , Morison, G., Simmers, A. J. and Shahani, U. (2018) Age-related changes in global motion coherence: conflicting haemodynamic and perceptual responses. Scientific Reports, 8, 10013. (doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-27803-5) (PMID:29968729) (PMCID:PMC6030110)

2016

Ward, L. M., Morison, G., Simpson, W. A., Simmers, A. J. and Shahani, U. (2016) Using functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to study dynamic stereoscopic depth perception. Brain Topography, 29(4), pp. 515-523. (doi: 10.1007/s10548-016-0476-4) (PMID:26900069) (PMCID:PMC4899499)

Ward, L. M. , Mansfield, D., Simmers, A., Kennedy, G. and Shahani, U. (2016) Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) of Visual Cortex: Relationship of the Haemodynamic Response to Glaucomatous Field Defects. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress, Birmingham, UK, 23-26 May 2016.

Aitchison, R., Shahani, U., Ward, L. M. , Kennedy, G., Xinhua, S. and Mansfield, D. (2016) Haemodynamic Response in Diabetes: An fNIRS Study of the Visual Cortex. fNIRS 2016, Paris, France, 13-16 Oct 2016.

2015

Ward, L. M., Aitchison, R. T., Tawse, M., Simmers, A. J. and Shahani, U. (2015) Reduced haemodynamic response in the ageing visual cortex measured by absolute fNIRS. PLoS ONE, 10(4), e0125012. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0125012) (PMID:25909849) (PMCID:PMC4409147)

Ward, L. M. , De Guimaraes, J., Aitchison, R., Simmers, A. and Shahani, U. (2015) Compromised Haemodynamic Response of the Visual Cortex of Smokers. Glasgow Neuroscience Day, Glasgow, Scotland, 16 Jan 2015.

Ward, L. M. , Hill, G., Imrie, J., Okiei, O., Cox, J. and Shahani, U. (2015) Using the Haemodynamic Response to Investigate Glaucoma and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. Glasgow Neuroscience Day, Glasgow, Scotland, 16 Jan 2015.

Ward, L. M. , Morison, G., Simmers, A. and Shahni, U. (2015) Neuroimaging motion perception using functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS). PsyPAG, Glasgow, Scotland, 22-24 Jul 2015.

2014

Ward, L. , Aitchison, R., Tawse, M., de Freitas, A., Simmers, A. and Shahani, U. (2014) Reduced Haemodynamic Responses in the Ageing Visual Cortex. fNIRS 2014, Montreal, QC, Canada, 10-12 Oct 2014.

Duncan, R., Graham, C. D., Oto, M., Russell, A., McKernan, L. and Copstick, S. (2014) Primary and secondary care attendance, anticonvulsant and antidepressant use and psychiatric contact 5-10 years after diagnosis in 188 patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 85(9), pp. 954-958. (doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2013-306671) (PMID:24444852)

2013

Ward, L. M. , Corrigan, E., Benwell, C., Muir, K., Reeves, I., Duncan, G., Harvey, M. and Rossit, S. (2013) Approaching Rehabilitation of Chronic Unilateral Neglect via Visuomotor Feedback Training. Glasgow Neuroscience Day, Glasgow, Scotland, 22 Jan 2013.

This list was generated on Thu Jun 4 11:14:56 2020 BST.
Number of items: 16.

Articles

Kinnear, D. , Allan, L., Morrison, J. , Finlayson, J., Sherriff, A. , Macpherson, L. , Henderson, A. , Ward, L. , Muir, M. and Cooper, S.A. (2019) Prevalence of and factors associated with edentulousness (no natural teeth) in adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 63(12), pp. 1475-1481. (doi: 10.1111/jir.12628) (PMID:31062460)

Ward, L. M. , Cooper, S.-A. , Hughes-Mccormack, L., Macpherson, L. and Kinnear, D. (2019) Oral health of adults with intellectual disabilities: A systematic review. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 63(11), pp. 1359-1378. (doi: 10.1111/jir.12632) (PMID:31119825)

Rossit, S. et al. (2019) Efficacy of home-based visuomotor feedback training in stroke patients with chronic hemispatial neglect. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 29(2), pp. 251-272. (doi: 10.1080/09602011.2016.1273119) (PMID:28116988)

Aitchison, R., Ward, L. , Kennedy, G., Shu, X., Mansfield, D. C. and Shahani, U. (2018) Measuring visual cortical oxygenation in diabetes using functional near-infrared spectroscopy. Acta Diabetologica, 55(11), pp. 1181-1189. (doi: 10.1007/s00592-018-1200-5) (PMID:30083981) (PMCID:PMC6182359)

Ward, L. M. , Aitchison, R. T., Hill, G., Imrie, J., Simmers, A., Morison, G., Mansfield, D., Kennedy, G. J. and Shahani, U. (2018) Effects of glaucoma and snoring on cerebral oxygenation in the visual cortex: a study using functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS). International Journal of Ophthalmology and Vision Research, 2(2), 017-025.

Ward, L. M. , Morison, G., Simmers, A. J. and Shahani, U. (2018) Age-related changes in global motion coherence: conflicting haemodynamic and perceptual responses. Scientific Reports, 8, 10013. (doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-27803-5) (PMID:29968729) (PMCID:PMC6030110)

Ward, L. M., Morison, G., Simpson, W. A., Simmers, A. J. and Shahani, U. (2016) Using functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to study dynamic stereoscopic depth perception. Brain Topography, 29(4), pp. 515-523. (doi: 10.1007/s10548-016-0476-4) (PMID:26900069) (PMCID:PMC4899499)

Ward, L. M., Aitchison, R. T., Tawse, M., Simmers, A. J. and Shahani, U. (2015) Reduced haemodynamic response in the ageing visual cortex measured by absolute fNIRS. PLoS ONE, 10(4), e0125012. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0125012) (PMID:25909849) (PMCID:PMC4409147)

Duncan, R., Graham, C. D., Oto, M., Russell, A., McKernan, L. and Copstick, S. (2014) Primary and secondary care attendance, anticonvulsant and antidepressant use and psychiatric contact 5-10 years after diagnosis in 188 patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 85(9), pp. 954-958. (doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2013-306671) (PMID:24444852)

Conference or Workshop Item

Ward, L. M. , Mansfield, D., Simmers, A., Kennedy, G. and Shahani, U. (2016) Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) of Visual Cortex: Relationship of the Haemodynamic Response to Glaucomatous Field Defects. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress, Birmingham, UK, 23-26 May 2016.

Aitchison, R., Shahani, U., Ward, L. M. , Kennedy, G., Xinhua, S. and Mansfield, D. (2016) Haemodynamic Response in Diabetes: An fNIRS Study of the Visual Cortex. fNIRS 2016, Paris, France, 13-16 Oct 2016.

Ward, L. M. , De Guimaraes, J., Aitchison, R., Simmers, A. and Shahani, U. (2015) Compromised Haemodynamic Response of the Visual Cortex of Smokers. Glasgow Neuroscience Day, Glasgow, Scotland, 16 Jan 2015.

Ward, L. M. , Hill, G., Imrie, J., Okiei, O., Cox, J. and Shahani, U. (2015) Using the Haemodynamic Response to Investigate Glaucoma and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. Glasgow Neuroscience Day, Glasgow, Scotland, 16 Jan 2015.

Ward, L. M. , Morison, G., Simmers, A. and Shahni, U. (2015) Neuroimaging motion perception using functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS). PsyPAG, Glasgow, Scotland, 22-24 Jul 2015.

Ward, L. , Aitchison, R., Tawse, M., de Freitas, A., Simmers, A. and Shahani, U. (2014) Reduced Haemodynamic Responses in the Ageing Visual Cortex. fNIRS 2014, Montreal, QC, Canada, 10-12 Oct 2014.

Ward, L. M. , Corrigan, E., Benwell, C., Muir, K., Reeves, I., Duncan, G., Harvey, M. and Rossit, S. (2013) Approaching Rehabilitation of Chronic Unilateral Neglect via Visuomotor Feedback Training. Glasgow Neuroscience Day, Glasgow, Scotland, 22 Jan 2013.

This list was generated on Thu Jun 4 11:14:56 2020 BST.

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